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Pray WITHOUT ceasing

I've been very transparent about my struggles on here. I even admitted that my posting schedule has dropped significantly because of these struggles. Yesterday, I was talking with a mentee about love, life, and everything in between. God and the concept of prayer came up. While encouraging him through my weakest moments, something I told… Continue reading Pray WITHOUT ceasing

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Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

I've been hearing the same sentiments over and over. Online or in person, people have a bad taste in their mouths about Christianity. Why? Because the "Pastors are pimps. "Congregation is judgmental." and "no one is Christ-like anymore". What caused this thought was Twitter hanging Pastor Joel Osteen out to dry for not opening his… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey & Contradictory Christianity

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Religious Bystanders in Politics

This weekend I spent a lot of time just existing. It's good to take some time off of writing to recharge the battery and refill the heart. In the midst of that, I found myself hurting. The more stories I read of misfortune, the more my heart hurts. I really question shouldn't every Christian feel… Continue reading Religious Bystanders in Politics

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The Loving Holy Spirit

Over the years, I've been learning not just about Faith but embracing the nature of the Holy Spirit. A few basic things must be understood about It: It comes with peace It's a gentle spirit It is spontaneous I just want to touch briefly on the Holy Spirit, how I've identified It and Its connections in… Continue reading The Loving Holy Spirit

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Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)

As I've been reading through the New Testament, I've had to reflect on the idea of willingly leaving everything behind to do the Lord's Will. Whether it is to unknown success or an undertaking of great pain, how dedicated are you to a life like Christ? Humans are selfish beings. We often put our own… Continue reading Ultimate Sacrifices & Love (Happy Memorial Day)

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Love God/Love Others

In conjunction to yesterday's post about Religion versus Gospel, I recently have been reflecting about God's messages in the Bible. I find it amazing how we tend to pick and choose what about God we want to make law and what to ignore. I've seen some really condescending responses about how God outlawed cutting your hair, piercings,… Continue reading Love God/Love Others